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 David Williams

David Williams

Birth
Caerphilly, Wales
Death 29 Jun 1816 (aged 77–78)
Soho, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Soho, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot Churchyard
Memorial ID 23376 · View Source
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Social Reformer. Welsh nonconformist minister and writer, friend of Benjamin Franklin (who stayed in his London house). He founded the Literary Fund in 1788 to support impoverished writers. Becasue of its success and reputation this became the Royal Literary Fund in 1842 and still exists.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23376
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Williams (1738–29 Jun 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23376, citing St Anne Churchyard, Soho, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .